Baker Lake women are researching the impact of the mining industry in the area.

Rebecca Kudloo, interim president of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, said a workshop will help Baker Lake women learn how to conduct research and interviews. They'll talk about the positives and negatives of the mining industry.

"Mining is [occurring] at a rapid rate in the North, Baker Lake being the first one with a mine," said Kudloo. "It was decided we need to look into how mining affects women because it does affect women differently than men."

Frank Tester, a social worker from the University of British Columbia is in Baker Lake to assist. "I'm very much against researchers coming into a community and doing research and then disappearing, what's left behind ... nothing," said Tester.

"I think that Inuit are all capable of doing research and doing a really good job of it."

Tester said data collected by the researchers will be turned into a report, available to the public and other organizations.